The trailer opens up with the sort of entertaining, almost silly, action that made Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham so much fun in The Fate of the Furious. It was that chemistry that led to the Hobbs & Shaw become a film in the first place. However, it’s when the trailer comes to an end, and we see cars racing down the road and Dwayne Johnson attempt to pull down a helicopter on the end of a chain that things feel the most like a modern Fast & Furious movie.
Interestingly, we also learn that the full title of the movie is apparently Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw/. Nobody wants to forget that this is still part of the Fast & Furious franchise. Those films have been huge money makers around the world and clearly the hope is that Hobbs & Shaw will follow the main franchise to big box office returns, by including the Fast & Furious name in the title, that will help attract an audience all over the world.
While this may not be a standard Fast and Furious movie, it clearly is still going to feel like one, because “family” is going to be a major part of the story. We get to meet more of Deckard Shaw’s family, in the form of Vanessa Kirby. However, we also see the movie go to Hobbs’ home, and get to meet his entire extended family, who are apparently going to fight the bad guys with traditional Polynesian weapons. Because of course they are.
One of the biggest mysteries on Game of Thrones right now is the Weirwood Tree symbol, that spiral pattern little Ned Umber was propped up on, which keeps appearing everywhere. No one really knows what it means—but according to a new fan theory from Reddit user yu/zyuko22, it might be the key to killing the Night King.
How, you ask? Well, it’s a little complicated. yu/zyuko22 starts their theory by pointing out how Beric Dondarrion put a flaming sword through a wight in the middle of the Weirwood Tree symbol during last week’s episode. From here, yu/zyuko22 makes several predictions and connections: that the Weirwood network is powered by a “Grand Weirwood Tree” located on The Gods Eye (more on that below), and that this specific tree is what sources the Night King’s strength. Following this logic, yu/zyuko22 posits that the key to killing the Night King is burning down this hypothetical “Grand Weirwood Tree” with a flaming sword—just as Beric mimicked in the episode.
yu/zyuko22 can explain this better than I can. Here’s their exact theory:
“At first thought, I figured they will need to burn the Weirwood Tree to which the Night King was bound as the Children of the Forest created him. But after looking through that scene in [season six, episode five], ‘The Door,’ I noticed in the background that one mountain shaped like an arrow head. This would place that location north of the wall and contradict the other symbol that has been known to, The Gods Eye.
The Gods Eye is a geographic area located slightly northwest of King’s Landing. It’s said The Gods Eye is of great importance as it relates to the Children of the Forest and the Weirwood Trees. I speculate that this mysterious plot of lake/island combo houses the source of power that fuels Weirwood network. What I envision is some kinda tree of life, one I’ve been referring to as the ‘Grand Weirwood.’ The Children of the Forest draw their power from the Weirwoods, and since the children created the Night King, it would infer the White Walkers are powered by the same source.
Connecting it all, I think the wight that Beric killed is a representation of the Night King’s power. The ‘Weirwood’ symbol it was centered on indicates the ‘Grand Weirwood,’ located on Gods Eye, is the main source of that power. In order to shut off the Night King, they will need to burn down the ;Grand Weirwood’ with a flaming sword. I’m guessing Jon will be the one who pulls it off, so Beric will eventually teach Jon how to get the fire sword.”
This theory comes with a few devastating drawbacks, though. yu/zyuko22 thinks because “the fire from Beric’s sword started traveling along the spiral outlets” in last week’s episode, that means all things receiving power from the “Grand Weirwood Tree”—if it exists—would die, as well. This includes, according to yu/zyuko22, Jon Snow and Beric. Here’s how they made that connection:
“I also think the Lord of Light is synonymous with the ‘Grand Weirwood,’ and uses these Weirwoods as a beacon to communicate with the physical world. In other words, I think even though these are two separately practiced religions, the god at the center of both is the same entity.
If true, then Jon and Beric would be vulnerable, as well. This is because the power keeping them from dying would then be cut off from the Lord of Light as the ‘Grand Weirwood’ is burned down.”
Jon Snow and Beric using a flaming sword to kill the Night King would be the ultimate battle of fire and ice. You can read more of yu/zyuko22’s Reddit theory here.
Here’s hoping we find out the answers sooner rather than later. Game of Thrones premieres Sundays at 9 P.M. ET on HBO.
In the world of celebrity friendships, there’s one duo who rises above the rest: Sophie Turner and Maisie Williams. The actresses met on the set of Game of Thrones, where they play sisters Sansa and Arya, and they’re basically sisters off-screen too. You hear all the time about co-stars becoming chummy with one another, but what Turner and Williams have is more than that: It’s a real, deep-rooted friendship—the kind of bond Jennifer Aniston and Courteney Cox forged while working together on Friends.
The Internet can’t get enough of Williams and Turner’s obsession with each other, and I understand. It’s one of the only pure things we have left in this world. I mean, Game of Thrones is about to end. What else do we have to live for besides Turner and Williams tweeting cute things back and forth? This it it. It’s all we get.
So let’s relish in it, shall we? Here are Maisie Williams and Sophie Turner’s greatest friendship moments. We’re sure there will be plenty more to come.
When Turner revealed her and Williams’ self-care routine on the GoT set. “The past few seasons Maisie and I have sleepovers every night when we’re shooting,” Turner said at New York Comic-Con last year. “Or every night whenever both of us are in town. We just used to sit there and eat and watch stupid videos and smoke weed. I don’t know if my publicist will kill me for saying this. We’d get high and then we’d sit in the bath together and we’d rub makeup brushes on our faces. It’s fun.”
The time a photo agency accidentally called Williams “Maisie Turner.” She and Sophie made jokes about marrying each other, of course.
When Turner called Williams her “soulmate” on Instagram. No lies detected.
The fact Williams is going to be a bridesmaid in Turner’s wedding to Joe Jonas. “I already got it,” Williams told the Radio Times in January 2018, referring to the bridesmaid gig. “[The wedding] is very, very exciting. It’s kind of bizarre, though.” I cannot wait to see the Instagrams for that bachelorette party.
On that note: Williams’ super-sweet message to Turner about her engagement. “Congratulations to my beautiful girlfriend on her engagement 💍 This is just one of MANY life milestones we’ll share. Love you both,” she posted in October 2017.
When Williams put out a request in January 2017 for old photos of herself and Turner. This is literally me laughing at photos from high school with my best friend.
Their “Carpool Karaoke” segment. I still can’t get over them surprising fans at a GoT exhibit.
Turner fixing Williams’ dress at the 2017 Golden Globes. This is the glossy Hollywood version of your friend telling you there’s a stain on your shirt.
Their face-swap from 2016. Remember when face-swapping was a thing?
Williams’ tribute to Turner on her 21st birthday. The 2017 tweet featured an incredible throwback photo, of course.
While the original Child’s Play had a magic angle to it, with the soul of killer Charles Lee Ray transferred into a doll, the upcoming remake goes with a different tactic. Replacing fantasy elements with science-fiction, the new take on Chucky sees him as a bit of artificial intelligence gone wrong – and that’s a pretty dangerous thing in the age smart phones and smart homes. Don’t believe me? Just check out the brand new trailer for the film that has just been released online and see for yourself:
In this revamped take on the Child’s Play franchise, Gabriel Bateman stars as Andy Barclay – an introvert who is nervous to move to a new town. His mom, Karen (Aubrey Plaza), is hopeful that the change of scenery will be good for him, and that he’ll be able to make friends fast, but things initially don’t go as planned. To help with Andy’s loneliness she buys him a Buddi– a toy designed to sync up with the other technologies created by the tech giant Kaslan Corp. – but things start to go horribly wrong when the doll, named Chucky (Mark Hamill), becomes homicidal.
The new Child’s Play has been a bit deliberate when it comes to revealing details about the evil doll at the center of its plot, with the casting of Mark Hamill only revealed a few weeks ago at WonderCon, and our first full look at Chucky dropping a couple days ago. This trailer still plays a bit coy, only showing him in brief shots, and showcasing only one line at the end (“Goodnight, Andy”), but it does leave an impression.
In addition to finally getting creeped out by an in-motion Chucky, this preview also gives us a brief glimpse at what to expect from some of the creative kills that will be featured in the movie – despite the fact that it’s a green band trailer for what will be an R-rated flick.
Those concerned that the evil doll wouldn’t get to wield his most iconic weapon – a chef’s knife – must certainly be breathing a sigh of relief, but stabbing seems like it’s only going to be one of the many causes of fatalities in this new Child’s Play. The sequence with the tangled Christmas lights and the lawnmower looks like it’s going to have a seriously bloody conclusion, and it also looks like Chucky is going to have a bit of fun when it comes to controlling various technologies, including cars. This is just a taste, though, and presumably we’ll be getting a whole lot more when the finished film comes out this summer.
Speaking of which, Child’s Play – which co-stars Brian Tyree Henry and Tim Matheson – will be in theaters in just a couple of months, set to be released by Orion Pictures on June 21st. We’ll have a lot more content about the film coming your way between now and then, so stay tuned here on CinemaBlend for all of the latest updates.
“We’ve known all along that, in many ways, sneakers are the future of footwear,” Alison Melville, Everlane’s general manager of footwear and accessories, tells Glamour. “As apparel and culture [become more casual], footwear is going right along with it. It was less that we were resisting [adding a sneaker] and more that we wanted to take our time and do it right.”
A big concern for the Everlane team was, in a time when everyone has their version of an everyday sneaker, creating something that stood out in the market and could still live in a closet for years. “Striking a balance between those two things is a really big challenge,” she says. “That’s why it took us more than two years.”
The goal was to design something that “had broad appeal across gender, across ages, across all sorts of demographics, while also being recognizable and distinctive.” The result—which is being announced today, and released on April 25—is a unisex style called the Trainer. It’ll be available in seven different colors and retails for $98. Aesthetically, it reads like a cooler interpretation of the inescapable “dad sneaker” trend. And though there’s no explicit branding on it, there’s one Everlane hallmark woven into the design: a triangle quarter panel at the top of the shoe.
“We designed it with the recognition that it’s not an athletic shoe,” explains Melville. “Most people wear sneakers for nonathletic reasons, and we wanted to design a sneaker that had that truly versatile end use in mind. We want to produce timeless classics that are basic and that last you a long time, from both a quality and a trend perspective. They’re not splash-in-the-pan fashion items. What we’ve learned across [footwear]—whether it’s the Day Glove or the Day Heel or the Day Boot—is that when you can drill down to the essentialness of a product and deliver on it, you’ll find detailing that sets it apart.”
There was also the environmental impact to consider. As a company, Everlane is committed to reducing waste and to increase transparency in the fashion industry. (Last year, it pledged to remove all virgin plastic from its supply chain by 2021.) When it came time to build something that has as many components as a sneaker, the brand wanted to ensure everything from the sole to the laces was aligned with that mission—and also continue educating customers.
That’s why Everlane’s doing this launch a little differently: Instead of simply adding the Trainer to its existing footwear section, it’s creating a brand-new label, Tread by Everlane. “We wanted to make sure that the sneaker had its own brand platform where we could talk about message to reducing the burden of plastic,” says Melville. They’ll also continue talking about carbon offsetting, and reducing water usage. “Those conversations are quite nuanced, in terms of sustainability,” she adds. The new label will “make sure that we have the platform to tell the whole story.”
With Tread by Everlane, the brand is hoping to work toward creating “the world’s lowest-impact sneakers.” Melville is tight-lipped about what other styles might be coming, but assures that the team is “focused on the Trainer for the foreseeable future.”
Ahead, shop Everlane‘s long-anticipated foray into sneakers.
Famed chef Eric Ripert wrote the tribute for the list, talking about his and Teigen’s shared love of food, her wicked sense of humor, and what a good cook she is. But he also touches on what her fans really love about her: her authenticity. “She may be a top model, but all her life, Chrissy Teigen has liked to eat,” Ripert writes. “She’s not shy about that—or anything else, really. She’s very opinionated, and I love her for it. But what I love most about Chrissy is that she’s very much herself. She may be glamorous and an icon in elegance, but she’s extremely approachable and warm. And above all, she’s a very proud mother and a tremendously supportive wife. I admire her so much.”
One person who disagrees with this sentiment is Fox News host Laura Ingraham, who criticized the inclusion of Teigen on her show, The Ingraham Angle. Ingraham calls out Teigen’s criticisms of Trump and says that Teigen was chosen by Time because she likes to eat. She concludes with a clip of Teigen saying she thinks women should say “fuck you” more often and asks, “But did most Americans like her take on female empowerment at last week’s Democratic retreat?”
Take a look:
Teigen, of course, had some thoughts on this. “Corny monster. There were 1 million other ways to try and take me down and this is what you choose? Fuck you. 😁,” she tweeted. “When time comes out with their 100 most influential white supremacists list, I promise I won’t question your worthiness, @IngrahamAngle”
This being the Internet, not everyone was a fan of Teigen’s clapback. “What an idiot,” one user commented on her tweet. “You lose the argument is baselessly accusing a person of racism. If Laura Ingraham is a white supremacist she is sure doing a terrible job at it. Last I checked a racist wouldn’t adopt and welcome kids from Guatemala into their home.” (Ingraham has an adopted daughter from Guatemala.)
But the large majority of replies were in support of Teigen. “Drag her through your hot sauce queen,” one Twitter user wrote. “If you’re being [taken] down by Fox News you know it’s cause you’re doing something right! Keep it up,” another added.
“Our lives would be so much easier if we didn’t dabble in politics at all,” Teigen said in her Woman of the Year profile for Glamour, “but I don’t want that kind of life. For us, we are willing to take that risk, because we believe in it so passionately.”
aBrockhampton’s Kevin Abstract is surely on a roll. Just last week, he surprised the world with the release of the three-track project, ARIZONA baby. Today, he’s released another a new EP, Ghettobaby. There’s no stopping this kid.
Ghettobaby is made up of six songs; the three from last week’s ARIZONA baby (“Big Wheels,” “Joy Ride,” and “Georgia”), and three new ones, “Corpus Christi,” “Baby Boy,” and “Mississippi.” Abstract led into the release of the new EP by releasing a video for “Baby Boy” a couple of hours before the project dropped. It’s an off-putting visual featuring an army of zombie-like figures moving slowly through the night. It’ll give you goosebumps.
Abstract’s currently released two bodies of work on two of the three dates posted to Instagram: “11th, 18th, and 25th. He tweeted earlier this week that he’s slowly releasing an album (also called ARIZONA baby) so its highly possible that a third installment of new tracks is coming on April 25. For now we’ll have to wait and see.
Amidst rumors circulating that the rap collective was separating, Abstract recently took to Twitter to let fans know that everything was fine within the group. “BROCKHAMPTON IS NOT BREAKING UP THE NEW MUSIC SOUNDS GOOD AS HELL WE JUST NOT SPENDING 10 DAYS ON ALBUMS NO MORE,” he wrote. Brockhampton’s last album was 2018’s Iridescence.
Check out the tracklist for Ghettobaby and video for “Baby Boy” up above.
At last, one of 2019’s great mysteries has been solved—and Kris Jenner didn’t even have to involve the FBI. Yes, we now have definitive proof about how the sinks work at the Kardashian-West house after Kim Kardashian gave her followers a quick tour on Instagram. “OK since everyone is a little bit confused about our sinks, I thought I would just show you guys a little tour of our bathroom,” she says in one of the videos from her gigantic bathroom.
She further explains that the sinks—which were designed by Kanye West and their architect and interior designer—went through eight prototype version before landing on what we see. They are slightly concave so the water does go down a small opening that serves as the drain. “There’s a slit for the water, and it goes in,” she says. “You can put it on as high pressure as you want and no backsplash will come up.”
During the mini tour, Kardashian also showed off her minimalist light switches, a bathtub that can fit all of her children, and a giant television in her bedroom that disappears into the floor when it’s not being used.
Watch for yourself below:
Original Post: SOS, people: I can’t stop thinking about Kim Kardashian and Kanye West‘s bathroom sinks.
What am I talking about, you ask? Well, let me direct your attention to the “73 Questions” video Kardashian West filmed for Vogue magazine last week. The soon-to-be lawyer gave fans a rare look inside her Hidden Hills, California, mansion, which she describes as a “minimal monastery.” That essentially means there’s nothing in her house. The furniture is all white. There’s no art on the walls. Kimye’s home is so bare and eerie that Kenny G looked trapped when he played the sax in their living room a few weeks ago. When it comes to their décor, the Wests are fully embracing the phrase “Less is more.”
And this applies to their bathroom sinks too. I know what you’re thinking: How can you make a bathroom sink “minimal”? It’s just a sink. But Kim and Kanye have done just that by installing sinks in their master bathroom with—wait for it—no basins. One eagle-eyed fan pointed this out on Twitter, and it’s caused a mass frenzy.
“Can someone PLEASE explain the sinks at kim & kanye’s house,” the user wrote. Take one look at the sinks, below, and you’ll be just as perplexed.
These sinks have taken over my life and possibly damaged my pupils. I’ve been staring at them for so long that I’m now seeing spots. Kris Jenner’s face is beginning to form in the marble. This is making me question everything: science, physics, my life, my choices. Where the hell does the water go? Wouldn’t it spill all over those bare, eerie floors? Do Kim and Kanye have some kind of magic water that nourishes without making a mess? That seems like something rich people would invest in.
Here are just a handful of people who are feeling personally victimized by these sinks:
Obviously, I couldn’t let this story go without figuring out how these possessed sinks work—and it turns out the explanation isn’t that exciting. If you look closely at the photo, you’ll see the countertop isn’t flat: It’s concave, which allows the water to trickle down to a tiny hole located 10 inches from the faucet.
There you have it, folks. The case of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s mystery sinks is solved. If only the answer were more exciting, like Kris cast a spell on the countertops or something. You know she has the power to do that.
1:45 P.M. I stop by an event for Tresemme, where celebrity hairstylist Justine Marjan is doing Coachella looks. (For my fellow Bravo fans out there, she’s the one responsible for Dorit’s blunt ponytails on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.) I choose a beaded accessory that says “dope” because when in Rome! My husband opts to sit in the car instead since the air conditioning and Wi-Fi hotspot allow him to hang out and catch up on work.
3:04 P.M. Hungry, we decide to take full advantage of having a car and head to Sonic Drive-Thru for lunch. We enjoy our limeades and burgers over the center counsel as we plug in directions for the festival.
4:05 P.M. It’s still early enough in the day that traffic and parking aren’t a problem. We breeze into the lot, scan our wristbands for entry, and go through security screening. I’m pleased to discover that my phone has saved the location of where the car is parked. Way better than wandering around the lot helplessly, like I’ve done in the past.
5:35 P.M. Once inside the grounds we get the lay of the land, checking out the different food options and art installations before heading to the main Coachella stage to see Kacey Musgrave’s set. She kills it, as I knew she would.
7:01 P.M. After Kacey plays, we wander over to Cupcake Vineyards’ frozé station. Gorgon City plays on the stage nearby. I’m not familiar with their music, but we stay and watch the set while we enjoy our drink.
8:03 P.M. Back to the main stage area, where we get food and catch Anderson .Paak’s high-energy set. People don’t talk about the food at Coachella much, but there are lots of options. It’s more expensive than eating at home, yes, but nothing I felt was totally prohibitive. I got a slice of pizza; not the most original pick, but it tasted great.
8:25 P.M. The 1975 are up next. Remember when everyone thought the lead singer, Matthew Healy, was dating Taylor Swift? Their music is fun and upbeat; I bop around while I sneak in some people watching. It’s harder than you’d think to spot celebrities because, well, everyone’s dressed the same. I’m just wearing jean shorts and sneakers, and I feel like the chaperone on the school trip.
9:30 P.M. We attempt to see Diplo, but the crowd is wild. Everyone seems to be drunk—or something else—and people have lost all sense of personal space and boundaries. After getting pushed out of the way and stepped on one too many times, I feel a bit panicked. That claustrophobic feeling only gets worse when the music starts playing, and I want to leave. ASAP. Bill feels the same way. Good thing it’s early enough in the night that we’re able to make it back to the hotel in time to catch Childish Gambino’s set on the YouTube live stream. I was looking forward to seeing him live, but I couldn’t hang.
Saturday, April 13
10:14 A.M. I must have been exhausted, because I actually sleep in. I put on my bathing suit and shuffle down to the hotel’s Starbucks, get an iced green tea lemonade, and head out to the pool to snag a good seat. It’s crowded from about 12 P.M. to 2 P.M., then people start leaving for parties.
2:45 P.M. I shower, get dressed for the day, and drive to an event with Bill. It takes a while to find an open parking space, and then from there we take a shuttle to the estate where the party is taking place. We stay until around 4:30, when the event ends, but there’s such a mad rush to the shuttles—again, be warned that people are very shove-y at Coachella—that we decide it’s better to just walk the 10 minutes back to the parking lot.
A woman pooping during childbirth isn’t something you expect to see on television. It’s definitely not something you expect to see on a network comedy. In fact, there’s only one sitcom I can think of that’s done it: Life in Pieces, when it premiered on CBS in 2015. “I got a lot of feedback from that episode,” Zoe Lister-Jones tells Glamour of the scene where her character, Jen, gives birth. “It was so unabashedly real about what labor is really like…the things that don’t get talked about. I have to say, my friends really loved seeing that.”
Now in its fourth season—which premieres today—the show’s executive producer and writer Barbie Adler want to keep that moment going, by continually showing the humor in these very real situations. A lot of that comes from Jen’s storyline. She’s pregnant again—and though she’s been on this journey before, there’s plenty of new material Adler wanted to explore.
“There’s an episode about food sensitivities and smells for Jen, and I went through it with my husband,” Adler says. She drew from her own pregnancy for the episode; for a time, she couldn’t be around her spouse, Life in Pieces creator Justin Adler, because she was so sensitive to smell. “That’s just a miserable part of pregnancy, and it can last a long time. It causes tension in a relationship. The woman is pregnant, but the partner feels pressures as well and obviously he can’t quite voice that when she’s vomiting on the floor.”
Other topics this season include a leaky bladder, hot flashes, and what happens when a relative walks in on an exposed breast. “They’re just about as real as it gets,” Adler says of the storylines. “Jen has a really strong sense of humor about the circumstances. You’ve got no choice but to go with it when you sneeze or cough and pee comes out. Those things happen!”
It’s also why, four seasons in, Lister-Jones is still loving the role of Jen. “There’s a lot of truth to what we’re playing,” she says. “The more that these parts of women’s lives are represented authentically, the better. Telling the realities of pregnancy or motherhood or marriage in a way that feels relevant and unapologetic is always exciting.”
And as long as the audience keeps tuning in, Adler is happy to draw from her own life to make women feel less alone. “You want to feel what you’re writing is funny but can connect to people. I had miserable pregnancies. During each one there wasn’t a moment where I felt it was beautiful and my body was changing in a wonderful way,” she says, laughing. “I had seen so many portrayals of perfect pregnancies, and I was like, ‘No, that’s not what happened to me.’ It’s gratifying to know I wasn’t the only person that went through that.”
It’s also why Adler and the team are excited to give a voice to women—and men—who are experiencing fertility issues. Colleen and Matt (played by Angelique Cabral and Thomas Sadoski) explore adoption this season, among other twists and turns in their journey to parenthood. “There’s so many ways that people are making their families,” Adler says. “For some people it comes with such ease, while others have had heartache for five or 10 years. It was important for me to show the different experiences and finding the light at the end of the tunnel, even if the tunnel keeps getting blocked by a boulder. You just keep finding options. Most important, these couples have each other to get them through it.”